Anastasia Tsioulcas http://ktep.org en We Love Him For More Than Twizzles: Charlie White Plays Violin, Too http://ktep.org/post/we-love-him-more-twizzles-charlie-white-plays-violin-too It's no secret that <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/theedge/2014/02/17/278549740/americans-davis-and-white-win-gold-in-ice-dancing" target="_blank">gold-winning</a> American ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White have become favorite faces in Sochi. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:42:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 35089 at http://ktep.org We Love Him For More Than Twizzles: Charlie White Plays Violin, Too Fiddler On The Slopes http://ktep.org/post/fiddler-slopes Classical music has managed to take center stage at sports events in the last few weeks. Soprano Renée Fleming <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2014/01/21/264553311/guess-whos-singing-the-national-anthem-at-the-super-bowl" target="_blank">sang the National Anthem</a> at the Super Bowl two weekends ago. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:03:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 34656 at http://ktep.org Fiddler On The Slopes Tracing The Career Of Claudio Abbado, A Consummate Conductor http://ktep.org/post/tracing-career-claudio-abbado-consummate-conductor <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmozblR_9Pk</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 33212 at http://ktep.org Tracing The Career Of Claudio Abbado, A Consummate Conductor Guess Who's Singing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl? http://ktep.org/post/guess-whos-singing-national-anthem-super-bowl She's probably not among your first, or second, or 10th, or 20th-round guesses, but the NFL <a href="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000316164/article/renee-fleming-to-sing-national-anthem-at-super-bowl-xlviii" target="_blank">just announced</a> that American soprano <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15656760/renee-fleming" target="_blank">Renee Fleming</a> will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2.<p>Fleming is the first-ever opera singer to be given the honor. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:11:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 33211 at http://ktep.org Guess Who's Singing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl? Destroyed By Customs? Or Stolen? Whatever Happened, Flutes Are Gone http://ktep.org/post/destroyed-customs-or-stolen-whatever-happened-flutes-are-gone A case stirring intense outrage in the classical music community and starting to gain steam in the mainstream press is getting more mysterious by the day.<p>On New Year's Eve, the popular classical music blog Slipped Disc, written by London-based Norman Lebrecht, <a href="http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2013/12/outrage-at-jfk-as-customs-men-smash-flutes.html" target="_blank">published</a> a story with an incendiary headline primed to garner fury from musicians and everyday travelers alike: "Outrage at JFK as Customs men smash a musician's instruments." The details Lebrecht recounted wer Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:32:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 32081 at http://ktep.org Destroyed By Customs? Or Stolen? Whatever Happened, Flutes Are Gone Remembering A Congolese Rumba King http://ktep.org/post/remembering-congolese-rumba-king <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdc1TIQcLoQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reModLpEloc</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:14:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 30074 at http://ktep.org Remembering A Congolese Rumba King Vijay Iyer, Jeremy Denk Win MacArthur Genius Grants http://ktep.org/post/vijay-iyer-jeremy-denk-win-macarthur-genius-grants <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MThqIWwzL78</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MARHeIJDsYI</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:42:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 25740 at http://ktep.org Vijay Iyer, Jeremy Denk Win MacArthur Genius Grants The Cristina Pato Trio: Tiny Desk Concert http://ktep.org/post/cristina-pato-trio-tiny-desk-concert After nearly a decade spent living in the city, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/01/19/169639816/a-bagpipe-slinging-spaniard-finds-a-home-in-new-york-jazz" target="_blank">Cristina Pato</a> is a full-fledged New Yorker. But her first home is the place where Spain meets the Celtic world: Galicia.<p>Pato's instrument is the <em>gaita</em>, a Galician bagpipe, and her roots lie in traditional Galician music — though she also boasts graduate degrees in classical piano, music theory and electronic composition. And if you happen to think that bagpipes automatically equal St. Sat, 21 Sep 2013 12:03:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 25512 at http://ktep.org The Cristina Pato Trio: Tiny Desk Concert First Watch: Banda Magda, 'Ce Soir' http://ktep.org/post/first-watch-banda-magda-ce-soir As this summer lopes towards its inevitable close, we're still hankering for one last dose of a day at the beach: bright, sunny, full of daytime languor and the tantalizing promise of a fabulous night. And what sates that desire perfectly is the totally charming tune "Ce Soir" ("Tonight"), from the New York-based group Banda Magda.<p>The band is fronted by Greek singer and composer Magda Giannikou, an artist who fires on all artistic cylinders. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 17:33:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 24093 at http://ktep.org First Watch: Banda Magda, 'Ce Soir' Slimmed-Down Gramophone Awards Honor Home Team http://ktep.org/post/slimmed-down-gramophone-awards-honor-home-team The British classical magazine <em>Gramophone</em> announced today the latest round of winners of its annual awards, now in their 90th year. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:03:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 23829 at http://ktep.org Slimmed-Down Gramophone Awards Honor Home Team Reunited After 50 Years, An Algerian Buena Vista Social Club Makes Its U.S. Debut http://ktep.org/post/reunited-after-50-years-algerian-buena-vista-social-club-makes-its-us-debut <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RVN1ZvHZCk</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 06:03:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 22579 at http://ktep.org Reunited After 50 Years, An Algerian Buena Vista Social Club Makes Its U.S. Debut First Watch: The Garifuna Collective, 'Ubou' http://ktep.org/post/first-watch-garifuna-collective-ubou It's been six years since Andy Palacio and the Garifuna Collective brought the beautifully rich music of the Garifuna people to international consciousness. Their 2007 album <em>Watina </em>became an instant classic, and probably did more than anything else to bring this culture and language to an international audience. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:16:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 22247 at http://ktep.org First Watch: The Garifuna Collective, 'Ubou'